"The Souls of Black Girls" (Review)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 17 April 2008
Why have African-American women become so maligned by popular culture that we have a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Karen Hunter, writing a best seller seriously posing the question, “Are black ... read more >>
Soul Train Music Awards Reach End of Line
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 17 April 2008
It's the end of the line for the Soul Train Music Awards, which have largely been ignored by the African-American stars the event aims to honor. A spokeswoman said the show would not go ahead with ... read more >>
Cedric Still An Entertainer in "Street Kings"
Written by Alice Fuller 17 April 2008
Cedric Still An Entertainer in "Street Kings" He’s one of those neighborhood dudes. He got his hustle on, he tells the LA Sentinel. “I really didn’t do the role to be funny, ... read more >>
Two Hour Special On Dr. King Airs On The History Channel
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 April 2008
Forty years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at age 39, a new History special, KING, with newsman Tom Brokaw, takes viewers on an unprecedented journey back in time and forward to ... read more >>
Life After the Lakers...
Written by Stephanie Frederic 27 March 2008
Life After the Lakers…Actor Rick Fox Scores Again With his Breakout Role ‘Meet the Browns’By Stephanie Frederick, Sentinel Entertainment Editor You can thank fate for how the strikingly ... read more >>
R&B Songstress Tweet is Back with Third Album
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 27 March 2008
R&B Songstress Tweet is Back with Third AlbumAn Interview by Brandon Brooks,  Assistant Entertainment Editor (Sentinel) Tell me where you’re originally from and how you got started in the ... read more >>
Kimora Lee Simmons Files for Divorce
Written by Associated Press 26 March 2008
AP - (Los Angeles) Kimora Lee Simmons has already moved on, but she took steps to make it official by filing for divorce from her husband of seven years, entertainment mogul Russell Simmons.Although the ... read more >>
Entertainment (411) 3-20-08
Written by Lisa Spivey, Sentinel Contributing Writer 20 March 2008
Halle Berry has given birth to a baby girl. Halle is “doing great,” her rep said. The 41-year-old Oscar-winning actress gave birth on Sunday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los ... read more >>
Meet The (Dysfunctional) Browns: Tyler Perry’s wacky yet loveable family
Written by Sandra Varner 20 March 2008
Meet the BrownsTyler Perry’s wacky yet loveable familySandra Varner, Celebrity ProfilesThere’s no denying that playwright and filmmaker Tyler Perry knows his audience and sets out to whet ... read more >>
Marvel Comics Creator’s First Black Superhero
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 13 March 2008
Marvel Comics Creator’s First Black Superhero Actor Marcus Patrick More Than Ready For His Closeup Most people know him from daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives,” but after posing ... read more >>
Oh Snap! Raven Symone’s all grown up and heading to College
Written by Stephanie Frederic 06 March 2008
Oh Snap!  Raven Symone’s all grown up and heading to College BY STEPHANIE FREDERICEntertainment EditorIt’s hard to believe that little Olivia the adorable and sweet little girl from ... read more >>
A Star Is Born!
Written by Stephanie Frederic 28 February 2008
A Star Is Born! Eleven-year old prodigy Jamia Simone Nash performs and makes Academy Award History When 11-year old actress and singing sensation Jamia Simone Nash performed at the Oscars Sunday night ... read more >>
Felicia P. Fields Delivers an Unforgettable Stage Performance
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 26 February 2008
Felicia Fields is a veteran of the Chicago theatre scene. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal of Sofia in The Color Purple musical during its initial Broadway run. Since The Color ... read more >>
Sanaa Lathan and Sean Combs Stars in ABC-TV Adaptation of African-American Classic
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 22 February 2008
Lorraine Hansberry’s (1930-1965) “A Raisin in the Sun” was the first play written by a black woman ever to open on Broadway. It takes its title from the opening line in “Harlem,” ... read more >>
It’s Oscar Week! Will Actress Ruby Dee Win Her First Academy Award?
Written by Stephanie Frederic 22 February 2008
It's Oscar Week! Will Actress Ruby Dee Win Her First Academy Award? Days before the Oscars, the big screen legend goes one-on-one with the L.A. Sentinel By Stephanie Frederick, Sentinel ... read more >>
Entertainment (411) 2-14-08
Written by Lisa Spivey, Sentinel Contributing Writer 14 February 2008
Music producer Dr. Dre is trying to get Death Row Records to pay him for unpaid royalties he is owed from the sale of his 1992 album “The Chronic.” Dr. Dre who founded the label with Suge ... read more >>
Aretha Franklin; A Lifetime of Achievement
Written by Stephanie Frederic 07 February 2008
I arrive at her swank Beverly Hills hotel room this week and to my surprise a very relaxed and cordial Miss Aretha Franklin answers the doorbell. With a big smile and a warm embrace, she receives ... read more >>
Celebrate Black History
Written by Denise Simpson 05 February 2008
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Boyz II Men Hit The Southland With Three Performances
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 31 January 2008
Boyz II Men Hit The Southland With Three PerformancesAnaheim, L.A. and Agoura HillsOne of the most successful R&B male vocal groups of all time, Boyz II Men, is set to perform in three Southern California ... read more >>
Ms. Toi is ‘Not Yo Average Chick’
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 31 January 2008
Rap artist Ms. Toi was originally born in Chicago but has been living in Los Angeles since elementary school. She moved to Inglewood and later attended Inglewood High School. Early on Toi was known ... read more >>
SuperBowl at The J Spot Comedy Club
Written by Denise Simpson 30 January 2008
Michelle Williams was Destined for Success
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 30 January 2008
  Michelle Williams as “Shug Avery”Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams stars in Oprah Winfrey’s musical The Color Purple, playing the vibrant and unforgettable ... read more >>
Steve Harvey and Disney's Dream Academy
Written by Stephanie Frederic 24 January 2008
Comedian and actor Steve Harvey joins Mickey Mouse and 100 U.S. high school students Jan. 20, 2008 at the closing ceremony of the “Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey.” The teen-focused ... read more >>
Berry Gordy To Be Honored By The Recording Academy At The 2008 Grammy Salute To Industry Icons
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 17 January 2008
Motown Records founder Berry Gordy will be honored by The Recording Academy at its annual GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons event on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, immediately following the 50th Annual GRAMMY ... read more >>
Jackson Lawsuit Dismissed
Written by City News Service 17 January 2008
CNS - A lawsuit filed by a young man who alleged he was molested as a boy by Michael Jackson — and who also claimed he fathered the singer’s two oldest children and saw him dine with Fidel ... read more >>